Monday, 26 January 2015
Cardmaking: inspiration for a 'cascade' / 'concertina' / 'foldy-uppy' card ... whatever you want to call it!
If you've leafed through the current issue of Papercraft Inspirations Magazine [February 2015 - Issue 135] then you might have seen my 'Concertina Card' master class [which can also be called a 'cascade' card] where I created step-by-step instructions for two different styles of 'foldy-uppy'-type cards.
[It was technical terms like 'foldy-uppy' that got me the job of writing master classes in the first place ... ;-) ]
So today I thought I'd share another card I've made using the same base as the second, more advanced card, in the magazine feature:
There are two key elements of this particular style of cascade / concertina card that make it one to try:
1. Despite it having a striking amount of depth and dimension ...
2. It offers you such a larger canvas to really go to town on:
Decorating all those faces can be a really creative activity ... where you get to use lots of lovely papery layers:
Carta Bella 'Wildflower' range 2013 which was one of my all time favourite ranges. So much so that I bought the whole collection ... and that never happens! I've used it on so many projects .. and think I still have a few precious scraps left!
If you've only ever made regular cards before then maybe it's time you tried something a little different? and while this probably won't become the only style you'll ever make again ... it can be worth it for a special occasion.
[This was the card I made for my Mam's birthday so it was an appropriate time to go that extra crafting-mile!]
So what do you think? Could you be tempted to make your next card a cascade/concertina/foldy-up card?
Do let me know your thoughts here in a comment or via Facebook page where you can also keep up-to-date with Papercraft Inspirations magazine too.